Sinem Adar

Sinem Adar is an associate at the Center for Applied Turkey Studies in the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Her research focuses on Turkish domestic politics, EU-Turkey cooperation over migration, Turkey's refugee and migration policies, and the Turkish diaspora.

Is Turkey’s Ruling Alliance on the Attack or the Defensive?

February 16, 2021

Since January 4, Istanbul’s prestigious and politically liberal Bogazici University has been gripped by student unrest. The protests were initially provoked by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to appoint a member of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) as rector. The government has responded harshly, detaining students, raiding homes,...

The Unfolding Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib

March 04, 2020

On February 28, Turkey opened its borders with the European Union in the wake of the death of 34 Turkish soldiers in Syria. In response, Greece and Bulgaria stepped their border protections, insisting that they would not admit any Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war. In the meantime, the EU...